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released: 6 Jun 2008 media release

Breast cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in Australian women. The BreastScreen Australia Program aims to reduce mortality and morbidity from breast cancer by maximising early detection and reports key program activity, performance and outcome indicators to monitor the achievements of the BreastScreen Australia Program. The report combines data from state and territory BreastScreen programs, cancer registries and the AIHW mortality database. The audience includes anyone with an interest in breast cancer screening.BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2004-2005 is the eighth annual report based on key program activity. The report presents the most recent information at the national level on participation in breast screening, cancer detection, program sensitivity and recall to assessment and rescreening rates. In addition, the report presents national breast cancer incidence and mortality data to provide a context for these indicators of screening activity. Where possible, the data are presented by state and territory as well as nationally.The report will be relevant to anyone with an interest in women's health or breast screening, including health planners and administrators, various health practitioners, academic researchers and the general public.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978 1 74024 778 8; Cat. no. CAN 37; 176pp.; Internet only

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BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2004-2005

Cancer series no. 42

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (101KB PDF)
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Sections (306KB PDF)
    • Indicator 1 Participation
      • Participation rate
      • The participation indicator
    • Indicator 2 Detection of all-size and small invasive cancers
      • All-size and small invasive cancer detection rate
      • The all-size and small invasive cancer detection indicator
    • Indicator 3 Sensitivity
      • Indicator 3a Interval cancer rate
      • Indicator 3b Program sensitivity
    • Indicator 4 Detection of ductal carcinoma in situ
      • Ductal carcinoma in situ detection rate
      • The DCIS detection indicator
    • Indicator 5 Recall to assessment
      • Recall to assessment rate
      • The recall to assessment indicator
    • Indicator 6 Rescreening
      • Rescreen rate
      • The rescreen indicator
    • Indicator 7 Incidence
      • The incidence indicator Indicator
      • 7a Incidence of breast cancer
      • Indicator 7b Incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ
    • Indicator 8 Mortality
      • Mortality rate
      • The mortality indicator
  • End matter (287KB PDF)
    • Appendix A Additional data tables
    • Appendix B Data and statistical issues
    • Appendix C BreastScreen Australia contact list
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Appendix tables (1.15MB PDF)

Note: Excel files are in 2003 format.


Indicator trends

Recommended citation

Department of Health and Ageing & AIHW 2008. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2004-2005. Cat. no. CAN 37. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 27 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468096>.

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